EEA Financial Mechanism – General Information
Second edition of grants 2009-2014
Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism, i.e. EEA and Norway Grants, are a form of foreign aid granted by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to new UE Member States. The funds are connected with the Polish accession to the European Union and the simultaneous accession to the European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). Donor countries benefit from access to the internal market of the European despite the fact that they are non-EU members. Currently, the second edition of the grants is being implemented; it covers the period 2009-2014 The previous edition covered the period 2004-2009.